What are the side effects of Zoloft (sertraline) that I should be concerned about?

Zoloft (sertraline) Sertraline is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor type of antidepressant, used to treat depression & anxiety disorders. Some adverse effects include nausea, headaches, irritability & occasionally weight changes. It is advised to be taken with food.

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Decided to go on a low dosage of Zoloft (sertraline) to help with depression. Any bad side effects I should be concerned with? I am otherwise healthy.

Unlikely. no bad ones on low dose. The most common ones are activation, fatigue, stomach upset, decreased sexual drive. All should be low grade at low dose if at all. Read more...
You'll know. Watch yourself and note any unusual reactions. Just keep track for a week and perhaps verify with someone close to you who might notice things. You may have none, or briefly some - Some have bad ones, but you'll find out soon. If you need to stop, let the Dr know ASAP and they'll taper you off. Read more...

Is it okay that I am concerned about these Zoloft (sertraline) side effects?

Caution is good. A healthy level of caution/concern is a good thing. Most patients who experience side effects with zoloft (sertraline) will have them early on and often they are temporary. With a little time they may go away as you adjust to the medication. To expect side effects to occur spontaneously later in treatment when no changes of dose or meds are made would be not advised since this would be highly unusual. Read more...

I'm concerned because the doctors want me to take zoloft (sertraline). I am a little nervous about taking it. Anyone have side effects?

All medications have. Potential for side effects but that doesn't mean that a person will necessarily experience them. Potential side effects include loose bowel movements, heartburn, decreased libido or other sexual side effects, difficulty sleeping, feeling more sleepy, feeling more anxious; change in appetite. Most of my patients tolerate the medication well. A trial of medication is just that - a trial. Take care. Read more...